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Re-Inventing Gele

Yoruba traditional head-tie worn by Yoruba women popularly known asGele is now gaining global acceptance among different groups of people who have no historical connection with the Yoruba culture. Gele is just a piece of special fabric that could be tied in different ways to give different gorgeous upshot. It …

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I Lied To My Mother That I Was In UNILAG – KSA

MUST READ: For three years, I lied to my mother I was in UNILAG – KSA Juju music maestro, King Sunny Ade, shares his life experiences in this interview with ADEOLA BALOGUN. A lot of people might find it very difficult to believe that you are 67 with your looks; …

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The Ondos And Bayo Akinnola

CMS Grammar School, Bariga, Lagos is the first secondary school to be established in Nigeria. It was established in 1859. Methodist Boys’ High School Lagos was established in 1878, Methodist Girls’ High School Yaba in 1879, Baptist Academy Lagos in 1885, Hope Waddel Training Institute in Calabar in 1895, Saint …

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Ondo Ancient Traditional Anthem

PUBLIC NOTICE: Please let us take note that this song, (1). Bi ola, Bi ola o, Adodo fusi s’eti omi, Jesu ma fusi s’Ondo, Ola ti b’okan w’aiye o, Ola ti b’okan w’aiye Ee. (2). Bi ola, Bi ola o, Adodo buyi s’eti omi, Jesu ma buyi s’Ondo, Ola mi …

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The massive expansion of the Yoruba

  The massive expansion of the Yoruba occurred in the context of the four continents united by the Atlantic Ocean. The Yoruba were among the African slaves drawn from Central and West Africa and tragically relocated to the Americas. As the enslaved, they were funnelled to the Atlantic. After the …

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D. O. Fagunwa’s Literary Exertions In Yoruba Cosmology

 The first international conference to celebrate the late Daniel Olorunfemi Fagunwa, Nigeria’s foremost creative writer in the Yoruba literature genre, was held in Akure, Ondo State from the 8th-10th of August 2013. It was organized and hosted by the Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization, CBAAC, of which …

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Public Secondary Schools In Ondo Kingdom

ONDO WEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT 1. Ondo Boys’ High School, Ondo. 2. St. Louis’ Secondary School, Ondo 3. St. Monica’s Grammar School, Ondo 4. St. Joseph’s College, Ondo 5. Ondo Anglican Grammar School, Ondo 6. Independence Grammar School, Ondo 7. Jubilee Community Grammar School, Ondo 8. St. Ambrose’s Grammar School, Ondo …

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Itan Alajo Somolu

Bi a ba r’enikan t’o ja fafa, Yoruba maa nso pe ori e pe bi ori Alajo Somolu to ta moto ra keke, to gba ajo l’owo eédegbeta eniyan lai wo iwe, o da owo onikaluku pada lai si ariyan jiyan kankan. Ta a ni Alajo Somolu gan? Sasa enìyàn …

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The Unforgotten Yoruba Author

Late Daniel Olorunfemi Fagunwa (D. O Fagunwa) was born in 1903 at Oke-Igbo, Ondo state, Yorubaland. He attended St. Luke’s School, Oke-Igbo and proceeded to St. Andrew’s College, Oyo, where he later became a teacher. He was the pioneering author of Yoruba own novels. In the year 1938, he entered …

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The Genesis of Ondo Kingdom

The history of Ondo-Ekimogun sprang from the Palace of Alaafin of Oyo in the ancient city of Oyo when the wife of Oba Alaafin Oluaso bore him twins (a male known till today as Orere and a female also known as Olu) which is forbidden in the Palace of every …

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